How about a grand cru you can dive into right away? This young Chablis will offer loads of pleasure should you choose to indulge tonight. I suggest a bit of aeration or decanting to optimize the experience; then immerse yourself in its unctuous Chardonnay fruit, fleshy, mouth-filling texture, and long finish suggestive of sweet butter and sea salt. It is a rich Chablis with an alluring lavishness, which I expect will slim down to show its mineral bones as the years go by. –Anthony Lynch
|Producer:||Domaine Roland Lavantureux|
|Vineyard:||40 years average, 2.6 ha|
|Soil:||Clay, Limestone (Kimmeridgian)|
|Aging:||5 to 15% of the wine is aged in new oak, 50 to 60% in barrels that are 3 to 5 years old|
Comtesse de Chérisey France | Burgundy | Puligny-Montrachet
With a sharp eye, natural instinct, and solid, Burgundian pragmatism, Roland Lavantureux is making no-nonsense Chablis that has come to be one of the most reliable of the old reliables here at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant. Upon his completion of wine school in Beaune, Roland founded the domaine in 1978. Today, he is joined by his two sons, Arnaud works in the vineyards and cellar, while David takes the lead in marketing and sales. In addition to making a stunning Chablis, the Lavantureux family also bottles a Petit Chablis, two premier crus>, and three
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